Hadi Bastani/UK

Hadi Bastani is a sound artist, anthropologist, composer, visiting lecturer in the anthropology of music, media and the arts at Queen’s University in Belfast, and research partner at “Sonic Tehran“, an interdisciplinary project exploring Tehran as a sound space. He was awarded a PhD from Queen’s University Belfast in 2019, for his thesis and original portfolio of creative works entitled “Recent Experimental Electronic Music Practices in Iran: An Ethnographic and Sound-Based Investigation”. He had been previously graduated with a B.A. in Music Technology from the Institut Francilien d’Ingénierie, University Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée in Paris (2012), and an M.A. in Sonic Arts from the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast (2015). His performances have been presented in international festivals including Klangteppich 2021 (Berlin); Sonorities 2018 (Belfast), and TADAEX 2017 (Tehran). His installations and public art projects have been showcased as part of Klangteppich 2021 (Berlin), Soundscape Park Project 2019 (Belfast), and NI Hospice 2015-2021 (Belfast). Bastani works with field recordings, computers, modular synthesizers, transducers, and hacked electronic toys in the context of electroacoustic compositions, improvised performances, and site-specific, immersive, and interactive installations. He pays particular attention to the affordances of collaboratively-developed and ethnographically-informed compositional processes in synthesizing new forms of practice and knowledge. Bastani was an artist in residence of Klangteppich III. His EP “Cold Hour” was released in December 2021 on the Australian label Room40.

https://www.hadibastani.com/